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Allen & Ginter

Allen and Ginter, a tobacco manufacturing company founded in 1865 by John Allen and Lewis Ginter in Richmond, Virginia, created the first cigarette cards for collecting and trading in the United States. The first tobacco company to employ female labor, by 1886 they had 1,100 employees, predominantly girls, who rolled the cigarettes.

The Company history ended when in 1880, Allen and Ginter offered a prize for the invention of the machine able to roll cigarettes. Inventor James Albert Bonsack won the prize. But all but one of the large tobacco manufacturers, including Allen and Ginter itself, declined to buy the machine because it was not 100% reliable. James Buchanan Duke did buy the machine invention in 1885 and by 1890 he had consolidated his four major competitors, including Allen & Ginter, and formed the American Tobacco Company. The "Allen & Ginter Company" was no more, but Lewis Ginter sat on the board of the American Tobacco Company.
Plate 4, from the Fans of the Period series (N7) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes Brands
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Duelling Pistol, from the Arms of All Nations series (N3) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes Brands

Duelling Pistol, from the Arms of All Nations series (N3) for Allen & ...

Trade cards from the "Arms of All Nations" series (N3), issued in 1887 in a series of 50 cards to promote Allen & Ginter Brand Cigarettes. Issued by Allen & Ginter (American, Richmond, Virginia)

Crossbow, from the Arms of All Nations series (N3) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes Brands

Crossbow, from the Arms of All Nations series (N3) for Allen & Ginter ...

Trade cards from the "Arms of All Nations" series (N3), issued in 1887 in a series of 50 cards to promote Allen & Ginter Brand Cigarettes. Issued by Allen & Ginter (American, Richmond, Virginia)

Calais, from the City Flags series (N6) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes Brands

Calais, from the City Flags series (N6) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes ...

Trade cards from the "City Flags" series (N6), issued in 1887 in a series of 50 cards to promote Allen & Ginter Brand Cigarettes. Issued by Allen & Ginter (American, Richmond, Virginia)

Portugal, from Flags of All Nations, Series 1 (N9) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes Brands

Portugal, from Flags of All Nations, Series 1 (N9) for Allen & Ginter ...

Trade cards from the set, "Flags of All Nations," Series 1 (N9), issued in 1887 in a series of 48 cards to promote Allen & Ginter Brand Cigarettes. The museum's collection contains the 48 cards from the Series ... more

W.D. Bickham, Dayton Daily Journal, from the American Editors series (N35) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes

W.D. Bickham, Dayton Daily Journal, from the American Editors series (...

Trade cards from the "American Editors" series (N35), issued in 1887 in a set of 50 cards to promote Allen & Ginter brand cigarettes. This series is a physically larger version of the "American Editors" set (N1... more

Albert Hamm, Oarsman, from World's Champions, Series 1 (N28) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes

Albert Hamm, Oarsman, from World's Champions, Series 1 (N28) for Allen...

Trade cards from "World's Champions," Series 1 (N28), issued in 1887 in a set of 50 cards to promote Allen & Ginter brand cigarettes. Allen & Ginter (American, Richmond, Virginia)

Belgium, from Flags of All Nations, Series 1 (N9) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes Brands

Belgium, from Flags of All Nations, Series 1 (N9) for Allen & Ginter C...

Trade cards from the set, "Flags of All Nations," Series 1 (N9), issued in 1887 in a series of 48 cards to promote Allen & Ginter Brand Cigarettes. The museum's collection contains the 48 cards from the Series ... more

John C. New, The Indianapolis Journal, from the American Editors series (N1) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes Brands

John C. New, The Indianapolis Journal, from the American Editors serie...

Trade cards from the "American Editors" series (N1), issued in 1887 in a series of 50 cards to promote Allen & Ginter Brand Cigarettes. Issued by Allen & Ginter (American, Richmond, Virginia)

Guatemala, from Flags of All Nations, Series 1 (N9) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes Brands

Guatemala, from Flags of All Nations, Series 1 (N9) for Allen & Ginter...

Trade cards from the set, "Flags of All Nations," Series 1 (N9), issued in 1887 in a series of 48 cards to promote Allen & Ginter Brand Cigarettes. The museum's collection contains the 48 cards from the Series ... more

Japan, from Flags of All Nations, Series 1 (N9) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes Brands

Japan, from Flags of All Nations, Series 1 (N9) for Allen & Ginter Cig...

Trade cards from the set, "Flags of All Nations," Series 1 (N9), issued in 1887 in a series of 48 cards to promote Allen & Ginter Brand Cigarettes. The museum's collection contains the 48 cards from the Series ... more

Charles Comiskey, Baseball Player, from World's Champions, Series 1 (N28) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes

Charles Comiskey, Baseball Player, from World's Champions, Series 1 (N...

Trade cards from "World's Champions," Series 1 (N28), issued in 1887 in a set of 50 cards to promote Allen & Ginter brand cigarettes. Allen & Ginter (American, Richmond, Virginia)

Albert Frey, Pool Player, from World's Champions, Series 1 (N28) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes

Albert Frey, Pool Player, from World's Champions, Series 1 (N28) for A...

Trade cards from "World's Champions," Series 1 (N28), issued in 1887 in a set of 50 cards to promote Allen & Ginter brand cigarettes. Allen & Ginter (American, Richmond, Virginia)

Headsman's Axe, from the Arms of All Nations series (N3) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes Brands

Headsman's Axe, from the Arms of All Nations series (N3) for Allen & G...

Trade cards from the "Arms of All Nations" series (N3), issued in 1887 in a series of 50 cards to promote Allen & Ginter Brand Cigarettes. Issued by Allen & Ginter (American, Richmond, Virginia)

Miss Annie Oakley, Rifle Shooter, from World's Champions, Series 1 (N28) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes

Miss Annie Oakley, Rifle Shooter, from World's Champions, Series 1 (N2...

Trade cards from "World's Champions," Series 1 (N28), issued in 1887 in a set of 50 cards to promote Allen & Ginter brand cigarettes. Allen & Ginter (American, Richmond, Virginia)

Jacob Gaudaur, Oarsman, from World's Champions, Series 1 (N28) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes

Jacob Gaudaur, Oarsman, from World's Champions, Series 1 (N28) for All...

Trade cards from "World's Champions," Series 1 (N28), issued in 1887 in a set of 50 cards to promote Allen & Ginter brand cigarettes. Allen & Ginter (American, Richmond, Virginia)

James Gordon Bennett, The New York Herald, from the American Editors series (N35) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes

James Gordon Bennett, The New York Herald, from the American Editors s...

Trade cards from the "American Editors" series (N35), issued in 1887 in a set of 50 cards to promote Allen & Ginter brand cigarettes. This series is a physically larger version of the "American Editors" set (N1... more

Nubian Sword, from the Arms of All Nations series (N3) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes Brands

Nubian Sword, from the Arms of All Nations series (N3) for Allen & Gin...

Trade cards from the "Arms of All Nations" series (N3), issued in 1887 in a series of 50 cards to promote Allen & Ginter Brand Cigarettes. Issued by Allen & Ginter (American, Richmond, Virginia)

St. Etienne, from the City Flags series (N6) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes Brands

St. Etienne, from the City Flags series (N6) for Allen & Ginter Cigare...

Trade cards from the "City Flags" series (N6), issued in 1887 in a series of 50 cards to promote Allen & Ginter Brand Cigarettes. Issued by Allen & Ginter (American, Richmond, Virginia)

M.H. de Young, San Francisco Chronicle, from the American Editors series (N1) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes Brands

M.H. de Young, San Francisco Chronicle, from the American Editors seri...

Trade cards from the "American Editors" series (N1), issued in 1887 in a series of 50 cards to promote Allen & Ginter Brand Cigarettes. Issued by Allen & Ginter (American, Richmond, Virginia)

Carrara, from the City Flags series (N6) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes Brands

Carrara, from the City Flags series (N6) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes...

Trade cards from the "City Flags" series (N6), issued in 1887 in a series of 50 cards to promote Allen & Ginter Brand Cigarettes. Issued by Allen & Ginter (American, Richmond, Virginia)

George Abel, The Baltimore Sun, from the American Editors series (N35) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes

George Abel, The Baltimore Sun, from the American Editors series (N35)...

Trade cards from the "American Editors" series (N35), issued in 1887 in a set of 50 cards to promote Allen & Ginter brand cigarettes. This series is a physically larger version of the "American Editors" set (N1... more

War Club, from the Arms of All Nations series (N3) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes Brands

War Club, from the Arms of All Nations series (N3) for Allen & Ginter ...

Trade cards from the "Arms of All Nations" series (N3), issued in 1887 in a series of 50 cards to promote Allen & Ginter Brand Cigarettes. Issued by Allen & Ginter (American, Richmond, Virginia)

Leghorn, from the City Flags series (N6) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes Brands

Leghorn, from the City Flags series (N6) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes...

Trade cards from the "City Flags" series (N6), issued in 1887 in a series of 50 cards to promote Allen & Ginter Brand Cigarettes. Issued by Allen & Ginter (American, Richmond, Virginia)

Bremen, from the City Flags series (N6) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes Brands

Bremen, from the City Flags series (N6) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes ...

Trade cards from the "City Flags" series (N6), issued in 1887 in a series of 50 cards to promote Allen & Ginter Brand Cigarettes. Issued by Allen & Ginter (American, Richmond, Virginia)

Lewis Baker, St. Paul Daily Globe, from the American Editors series (N1) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes Brands

Lewis Baker, St. Paul Daily Globe, from the American Editors series (N...

Trade cards from the "American Editors" series (N1), issued in 1887 in a series of 50 cards to promote Allen & Ginter Brand Cigarettes. Issued by Allen & Ginter (American, Richmond, Virginia)

Chinese Short Sword, from the Arms of All Nations series (N3) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes Brands

Chinese Short Sword, from the Arms of All Nations series (N3) for Alle...

Trade cards from the "Arms of All Nations" series (N3), issued in 1887 in a series of 50 cards to promote Allen & Ginter Brand Cigarettes. Issued by Allen & Ginter (American, Richmond, Virginia)

From the Girls and Children series (N58) promoting Our Little Beauties Cigarettes for Allen & Ginter brand tobacco products

From the Girls and Children series (N58) promoting Our Little Beauties...

Trade cards from the "Girls and Children" series (N58), issued in 1887 to promote Our Little Beauties Cigarettes distributed by Allen & Ginter. The series was printed with two types of backs, one bearing the ad... more

Louise Leighton, from the Actresses and Celebrities series (N60, Type 2) promoting Little Beauties Cigarettes for Allen & Ginter brand tobacco products

Louise Leighton, from the Actresses and Celebrities series (N60, Type ...

Trade cards from the "Actresses and Celebrities" series (N60), issued in 1887 to promote Little Beauties Cigarettes distributed by Allen & Ginter. There are two types of cards in the set. Type 1 cards have the ... more

Nina Vartan, from the Actresses and Celebrities series (N60, Type 2) promoting Little Beauties Cigarettes for Allen & Ginter brand tobacco products

Nina Vartan, from the Actresses and Celebrities series (N60, Type 2) p...

Trade cards from the "Actresses and Celebrities" series (N60), issued in 1887 to promote Little Beauties Cigarettes distributed by Allen & Ginter. There are two types of cards in the set. Type 1 cards have the ... more

Minnie Palmer, from the Actresses and Celebrities series (N60, Type 2) promoting Little Beauties Cigarettes for Allen & Ginter brand tobacco products

Minnie Palmer, from the Actresses and Celebrities series (N60, Type 2)...

Trade cards from the "Actresses and Celebrities" series (N60), issued in 1887 to promote Little Beauties Cigarettes distributed by Allen & Ginter. There are two types of cards in the set. Type 1 cards have the ... more

Card 32, from the Girl Cyclists series (N49) for Virginia Brights Cigarettes

Card 32, from the Girl Cyclists series (N49) for Virginia Brights Ciga...

Trade cards from the "Girl Cyclists" series (N49), issued in 1887 by Allen & Ginter to promote Virginia Brights Cigarettes. Issued by Allen & Ginter (American, Richmond, Virginia)

Margaret Cohn, from the Actresses and Celebrities series (N60, Type 1) promoting Little Beauties Cigarettes for Allen & Ginter brand tobacco products

Margaret Cohn, from the Actresses and Celebrities series (N60, Type 1)...

Trade cards from the "Actresses and Celebrities" series (N60), issued in 1887 to promote Little Beauties Cigarettes distributed by Allen & Ginter. There are two types of cards in the set. Type 1 cards have the ... more

Card 53, from the Girl Cyclists series (N49) for Virginia Brights Cigarettes

Card 53, from the Girl Cyclists series (N49) for Virginia Brights Ciga...

Trade cards from the "Girl Cyclists" series (N49), issued in 1887 by Allen & Ginter to promote Virginia Brights Cigarettes. Issued by Allen & Ginter (American, Richmond, Virginia)

Card 46, from the Girl Cyclists series (N49) for Virginia Brights Cigarettes

Card 46, from the Girl Cyclists series (N49) for Virginia Brights Ciga...

Trade cards from the "Girl Cyclists" series (N49), issued in 1887 by Allen & Ginter to promote Virginia Brights Cigarettes. Issued by Allen & Ginter (American, Richmond, Virginia)

Maud Branscombe, from the Actresses and Celebrities series (N60, Type 2) promoting Little Beauties Cigarettes for Allen & Ginter brand tobacco products

Maud Branscombe, from the Actresses and Celebrities series (N60, Type ...

Trade cards from the "Actresses and Celebrities" series (N60), issued in 1887 to promote Little Beauties Cigarettes distributed by Allen & Ginter. There are two types of cards in the set. Type 1 cards have the ... more

General Burnside, from the Actresses and Celebrities series (N60, Type 1) promoting Little Beauties Cigarettes for Allen & Ginter brand tobacco products

General Burnside, from the Actresses and Celebrities series (N60, Type...

Trade cards from the "Actresses and Celebrities" series (N60), issued in 1887 to promote Little Beauties Cigarettes distributed by Allen & Ginter. There are two types of cards in the set. Type 1 cards have the ... more

Card 15, from the Girl Cyclists series (N49) for Virginia Brights Cigarettes

Card 15, from the Girl Cyclists series (N49) for Virginia Brights Ciga...

Trade cards from the "Girl Cyclists" series (N49), issued in 1887 by Allen & Ginter to promote Virginia Brights Cigarettes. Issued by Allen & Ginter (American, Richmond, Virginia)

Card 35, from the Girl Cyclists series (N49) for Virginia Brights Cigarettes

Card 35, from the Girl Cyclists series (N49) for Virginia Brights Ciga...

Trade cards from the "Girl Cyclists" series (N49), issued in 1887 by Allen & Ginter to promote Virginia Brights Cigarettes. Issued by Allen & Ginter (American, Richmond, Virginia)

Minnie Palmer, from the Actresses and Celebrities series (N60, Type 2) promoting Little Beauties Cigarettes for Allen & Ginter brand tobacco products

Minnie Palmer, from the Actresses and Celebrities series (N60, Type 2)...

Trade cards from the "Actresses and Celebrities" series (N60), issued in 1887 to promote Little Beauties Cigarettes distributed by Allen & Ginter. There are two types of cards in the set. Type 1 cards have the ... more

Card 48, from the Girl Cyclists series (N49) for Virginia Brights Cigarettes

Card 48, from the Girl Cyclists series (N49) for Virginia Brights Ciga...

Trade cards from the "Girl Cyclists" series (N49), issued in 1887 by Allen & Ginter to promote Virginia Brights Cigarettes. Issued by Allen & Ginter (American, Richmond, Virginia)

Card 4, from the Girl Cyclists series (N49) for Virginia Brights Cigarettes

Card 4, from the Girl Cyclists series (N49) for Virginia Brights Cigar...

Trade cards from the "Girl Cyclists" series (N49), issued in 1887 by Allen & Ginter to promote Virginia Brights Cigarettes. Issued by Allen & Ginter (American, Richmond, Virginia)

Card 34, from the Girl Cyclists series (N49) for Virginia Brights Cigarettes

Card 34, from the Girl Cyclists series (N49) for Virginia Brights Ciga...

Trade cards from the "Girl Cyclists" series (N49), issued in 1887 by Allen & Ginter to promote Virginia Brights Cigarettes. Issued by Allen & Ginter (American, Richmond, Virginia)

Estelle Clayton, from the Actresses and Celebrities series (N60, Type 2) promoting Little Beauties Cigarettes for Allen & Ginter brand tobacco products

Estelle Clayton, from the Actresses and Celebrities series (N60, Type ...

Trade cards from the "Actresses and Celebrities" series (N60), issued in 1887 to promote Little Beauties Cigarettes distributed by Allen & Ginter. There are two types of cards in the set. Type 1 cards have the ... more

Venie Clancy, from the Actresses and Celebrities series (N60, Type 2) promoting Little Beauties Cigarettes for Allen & Ginter brand tobacco products

Venie Clancy, from the Actresses and Celebrities series (N60, Type 2) ...

Trade cards from the "Actresses and Celebrities" series (N60), issued in 1887 to promote Little Beauties Cigarettes distributed by Allen & Ginter. There are two types of cards in the set. Type 1 cards have the ... more

Lizzie McCall, from the Actresses and Celebrities series (N60, Type 1) promoting Little Beauties Cigarettes for Allen & Ginter brand tobacco products

Lizzie McCall, from the Actresses and Celebrities series (N60, Type 1)...

Trade cards from the "Actresses and Celebrities" series (N60), issued in 1887 to promote Little Beauties Cigarettes distributed by Allen & Ginter. There are two types of cards in the set. Type 1 cards have the ... more

Card 45, from the Girl Cyclists series (N49) for Virginia Brights Cigarettes

Card 45, from the Girl Cyclists series (N49) for Virginia Brights Ciga...

Trade cards from the "Girl Cyclists" series (N49), issued in 1887 by Allen & Ginter to promote Virginia Brights Cigarettes. Issued by Allen & Ginter (American, Richmond, Virginia)

Edwin Booth, from the Actresses and Celebrities series (N60, Type 1) promoting Little Beauties Cigarettes for Allen & Ginter brand tobacco products

Edwin Booth, from the Actresses and Celebrities series (N60, Type 1) p...

Trade cards from the "Actresses and Celebrities" series (N60), issued in 1887 to promote Little Beauties Cigarettes distributed by Allen & Ginter. There are two types of cards in the set. Type 1 cards have the ... more

Card 26, from the Girl Cyclists series (N49) for Virginia Brights Cigarettes

Card 26, from the Girl Cyclists series (N49) for Virginia Brights Ciga...

Trade cards from the "Girl Cyclists" series (N49), issued in 1887 by Allen & Ginter to promote Virginia Brights Cigarettes. Issued by Allen & Ginter (American, Richmond, Virginia)

Mary Anderson, from the Actresses and Celebrities series (N60, Type 1) promoting Little Beauties Cigarettes for Allen & Ginter brand tobacco products

Mary Anderson, from the Actresses and Celebrities series (N60, Type 1)...

Trade cards from the "Actresses and Celebrities" series (N60), issued in 1887 to promote Little Beauties Cigarettes distributed by Allen & Ginter. There are two types of cards in the set. Type 1 cards have the ... more

Selina Delaro, from the Actresses and Celebrities series (N60, Type 2) promoting Little Beauties Cigarettes for Allen & Ginter brand tobacco products

Selina Delaro, from the Actresses and Celebrities series (N60, Type 2)...

Trade cards from the "Actresses and Celebrities" series (N60), issued in 1887 to promote Little Beauties Cigarettes distributed by Allen & Ginter. There are two types of cards in the set. Type 1 cards have the ... more

From the Actresses and Celebrities series (N60, Type 2) promoting Little Beauties Cigarettes for Allen & Ginter brand tobacco products

From the Actresses and Celebrities series (N60, Type 2) promoting Litt...

Trade cards from the "Actresses and Celebrities" series (N60), issued in 1887 to promote Little Beauties Cigarettes distributed by Allen & Ginter. There are two types of cards in the set. Type 1 cards have the ... more

Emily Rigl, from the Actresses and Celebrities series (N60, Type 2) promoting Little Beauties Cigarettes for Allen & Ginter brand tobacco products

Emily Rigl, from the Actresses and Celebrities series (N60, Type 2) pr...

Trade cards from the "Actresses and Celebrities" series (N60), issued in 1887 to promote Little Beauties Cigarettes distributed by Allen & Ginter. There are two types of cards in the set. Type 1 cards have the ... more

Maud Granger, from the Actresses and Celebrities series (N60, Type 2) promoting Little Beauties Cigarettes for Allen & Ginter brand tobacco products

Maud Granger, from the Actresses and Celebrities series (N60, Type 2) ...

Trade cards from the "Actresses and Celebrities" series (N60), issued in 1887 to promote Little Beauties Cigarettes distributed by Allen & Ginter. There are two types of cards in the set. Type 1 cards have the ... more

From the Actresses and Celebrities series (N60, Type 1) promoting Little Beauties Cigarettes for Allen & Ginter brand tobacco products

From the Actresses and Celebrities series (N60, Type 1) promoting Litt...

Trade cards from the "Actresses and Celebrities" series (N60), issued in 1887 to promote Little Beauties Cigarettes distributed by Allen & Ginter. There are two types of cards in the set. Type 1 cards have the ... more

Flora Franks, from the Actresses and Celebrities series (N60, Type 2) promoting Little Beauties Cigarettes for Allen & Ginter brand tobacco products

Flora Franks, from the Actresses and Celebrities series (N60, Type 2) ...

Trade cards from the "Actresses and Celebrities" series (N60), issued in 1887 to promote Little Beauties Cigarettes distributed by Allen & Ginter. There are two types of cards in the set. Type 1 cards have the ... more

Card 6, from the Girl Cyclists series (N49) for Virginia Brights Cigarettes

Card 6, from the Girl Cyclists series (N49) for Virginia Brights Cigar...

Trade cards from the "Girl Cyclists" series (N49), issued in 1887 by Allen & Ginter to promote Virginia Brights Cigarettes. Issued by Allen & Ginter (American, Richmond, Virginia)

Minnie Palmer (standing beside chair), from the Actresses and Celebrities series (N60, Type 1) promoting Little Beauties Cigarettes for Allen & Ginter brand tobacco products

Minnie Palmer (standing beside chair), from the Actresses and Celebrit...

Trade cards from the "Actresses and Celebrities" series (N60), issued in 1887 to promote Little Beauties Cigarettes distributed by Allen & Ginter. There are two types of cards in the set. Type 1 cards have the ... more

Card 49, from the Girl Cyclists series (N49) for Virginia Brights Cigarettes

Card 49, from the Girl Cyclists series (N49) for Virginia Brights Ciga...

Trade cards from the "Girl Cyclists" series (N49), issued in 1887 by Allen & Ginter to promote Virginia Brights Cigarettes. Issued by Allen & Ginter (American, Richmond, Virginia)

Card 28, from the Girl Cyclists series (N49) for Virginia Brights Cigarettes

Card 28, from the Girl Cyclists series (N49) for Virginia Brights Ciga...

Trade cards from the "Girl Cyclists" series (N49), issued in 1887 by Allen & Ginter to promote Virginia Brights Cigarettes. Issued by Allen & Ginter (American, Richmond, Virginia)

From the Actresses and Celebrities series (N60, Type 1) promoting Little Beauties Cigarettes for Allen & Ginter brand tobacco products

From the Actresses and Celebrities series (N60, Type 1) promoting Litt...

Trade cards from the "Actresses and Celebrities" series (N60), issued in 1887 to promote Little Beauties Cigarettes distributed by Allen & Ginter. There are two types of cards in the set. Type 1 cards have the ... more

Card 11, from the Girl Cyclists series (N49) for Virginia Brights Cigarettes

Card 11, from the Girl Cyclists series (N49) for Virginia Brights Ciga...

Trade cards from the "Girl Cyclists" series (N49), issued in 1887 by Allen & Ginter to promote Virginia Brights Cigarettes. Issued by Allen & Ginter (American, Richmond, Virginia)

Card 61, from the Girl Cyclists series (N49) for Virginia Brights Cigarettes

Card 61, from the Girl Cyclists series (N49) for Virginia Brights Ciga...

Trade cards from the "Girl Cyclists" series (N49), issued in 1887 by Allen & Ginter to promote Virginia Brights Cigarettes. Issued by Allen & Ginter (American, Richmond, Virginia)

Young Bibby (George Mehling), Wrestler, from World's Champions, Series 1 (N28) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes

Young Bibby (George Mehling), Wrestler, from World's Champions, Series...

Trade cards from "World's Champions," Series 1 (N28), issued in 1887 in a set of 50 cards to promote Allen & Ginter brand cigarettes. Allen & Ginter (American, Richmond, Virginia)

Timothy Keefe, Baseball Player, from World's Champions, Series 1 (N28) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes

Timothy Keefe, Baseball Player, from World's Champions, Series 1 (N28)...

Trade cards from "World's Champions," Series 1 (N28), issued in 1887 in a set of 50 cards to promote Allen & Ginter brand cigarettes. Allen & Ginter (American, Richmond, Virginia)

Captain Adam Henry Bogardus, Rifle Shooter, from World's Champions, Series 1 (N28) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes

Captain Adam Henry Bogardus, Rifle Shooter, from World's Champions, Se...

Trade cards from "World's Champions," Series 1 (N28), issued in 1887 in a set of 50 cards to promote Allen & Ginter brand cigarettes. Allen & Ginter (American, Richmond, Virginia)

Felix Agnus, Baltimore American, from the American Editors series (N1) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes Brands

Felix Agnus, Baltimore American, from the American Editors series (N1)...

Trade cards from the "American Editors" series (N1), issued in 1887 in a series of 50 cards to promote Allen & Ginter Brand Cigarettes. Issued by Allen & Ginter (American, Richmond, Virginia)

Pontifical States, from Flags of All Nations, Series 1 (N9) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes Brands

Pontifical States, from Flags of All Nations, Series 1 (N9) for Allen ...

Trade cards from the set, "Flags of All Nations," Series 1 (N9), issued in 1887 in a series of 48 cards to promote Allen & Ginter Brand Cigarettes. The museum's collection contains the 48 cards from the Series ... more

Whitelaw Reid, New York Tribune, from the American Editors series (N1) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes Brands

Whitelaw Reid, New York Tribune, from the American Editors series (N1)...

Trade cards from the "American Editors" series (N1), issued in 1887 in a series of 50 cards to promote Allen & Ginter Brand Cigarettes. Issued by Allen & Ginter (American, Richmond, Virginia)

France, from Flags of All Nations, Series 1 (N9) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes Brands

France, from Flags of All Nations, Series 1 (N9) for Allen & Ginter Ci...

Trade cards from the set, "Flags of All Nations," Series 1 (N9), issued in 1887 in a series of 48 cards to promote Allen & Ginter Brand Cigarettes. The museum's collection contains the 48 cards from the Series ... more

Egypt and Utah (double-printed card), from Flags of All Nations, Series 1 (N9) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes Brands

Egypt and Utah (double-printed card), from Flags of All Nations, Serie...

Trade cards from the set, "Flags of All Nations," Series 1 (N9), issued in 1887 in a series of 48 cards to promote Allen & Ginter Brand Cigarettes. The museum's collection contains the 48 cards from the Series ... more

Bow and Arrow, from the Arms of All Nations series (N3) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes Brands

Bow and Arrow, from the Arms of All Nations series (N3) for Allen & Gi...

Trade cards from the "Arms of All Nations" series (N3), issued in 1887 in a series of 50 cards to promote Allen & Ginter Brand Cigarettes. Issued by Allen & Ginter (American, Richmond, Virginia)

Hawaiian Islands, from Flags of All Nations, Series 1 (N9) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes Brands

Hawaiian Islands, from Flags of All Nations, Series 1 (N9) for Allen &...

Trade cards from the set, "Flags of All Nations," Series 1 (N9), issued in 1887 in a series of 48 cards to promote Allen & Ginter Brand Cigarettes. The museum's collection contains the 48 cards from the Series ... more

Cimeter, from the Arms of All Nations series (N3) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes Brands

Cimeter, from the Arms of All Nations series (N3) for Allen & Ginter C...

Trade cards from the "Arms of All Nations" series (N3), issued in 1887 in a series of 50 cards to promote Allen & Ginter Brand Cigarettes. Issued by Allen & Ginter (American, Richmond, Virginia)

Liberia, from Flags of All Nations, Series 1 (N9) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes Brands

Liberia, from Flags of All Nations, Series 1 (N9) for Allen & Ginter C...

Trade cards from the set, "Flags of All Nations," Series 1 (N9), issued in 1887 in a series of 48 cards to promote Allen & Ginter Brand Cigarettes. The museum's collection contains the 48 cards from the Series ... more

Matsuda Sorakichi, Wrestler, from World's Champions, Series 1 (N28) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes

Matsuda Sorakichi, Wrestler, from World's Champions, Series 1 (N28) fo...

Trade cards from "World's Champions," Series 1 (N28), issued in 1887 in a set of 50 cards to promote Allen & Ginter brand cigarettes. Allen & Ginter (American, Richmond, Virginia)

Russia, from Flags of All Nations, Series 1 (N9) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes Brands

Russia, from Flags of All Nations, Series 1 (N9) for Allen & Ginter Ci...

Trade cards from the set, "Flags of All Nations," Series 1 (N9), issued in 1887 in a series of 48 cards to promote Allen & Ginter Brand Cigarettes. The museum's collection contains the 48 cards from the Series ... more

Stiletto, from the Arms of All Nations series (N3) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes Brands

Stiletto, from the Arms of All Nations series (N3) for Allen & Ginter ...

Trade cards from the "Arms of All Nations" series (N3), issued in 1887 in a series of 50 cards to promote Allen & Ginter Brand Cigarettes. Issued by Allen & Ginter (American, Richmond, Virginia)

From the Girls and Children series (N58) promoting Our Little Beauties Cigarettes for Allen & Ginter brand tobacco products

From the Girls and Children series (N58) promoting Our Little Beauties...

Trade cards from the "Girls and Children" series (N58), issued in 1887 to promote Our Little Beauties Cigarettes distributed by Allen & Ginter. The series was printed with two types of backs, one bearing the ad... more

From the Girls and Children series (N58) promoting Our Little Beauties Cigarettes for Allen & Ginter brand tobacco products

From the Girls and Children series (N58) promoting Our Little Beauties...

Trade cards from the "Girls and Children" series (N58), issued in 1887 to promote Our Little Beauties Cigarettes distributed by Allen & Ginter. The series was printed with two types of backs, one bearing the ad... more

Holland, from Flags of All Nations, Series 1 (N9) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes Brands

Holland, from Flags of All Nations, Series 1 (N9) for Allen & Ginter C...

Trade cards from the set, "Flags of All Nations," Series 1 (N9), issued in 1887 in a series of 48 cards to promote Allen & Ginter Brand Cigarettes. The museum's collection contains the 48 cards from the Series ... more

Two-handed Sword, from the Arms of All Nations series (N3) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes Brands

Two-handed Sword, from the Arms of All Nations series (N3) for Allen &...

Trade cards from the "Arms of All Nations" series (N3), issued in 1887 in a series of 50 cards to promote Allen & Ginter Brand Cigarettes. Issued by Allen & Ginter (American, Richmond, Virginia)

Mecca, from the City Flags series (N6) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes Brands

Mecca, from the City Flags series (N6) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes B...

Trade cards from the "City Flags" series (N6), issued in 1887 in a series of 50 cards to promote Allen & Ginter Brand Cigarettes. Issued by Allen & Ginter (American, Richmond, Virginia)

Samuel Bowles, Springfield Republican, from the American Editors series (N1) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes Brands

Samuel Bowles, Springfield Republican, from the American Editors serie...

Trade cards from the "American Editors" series (N1), issued in 1887 in a series of 50 cards to promote Allen & Ginter Brand Cigarettes. Issued by Allen & Ginter (American, Richmond, Virginia)

United States of Columbia, from Flags of All Nations, Series 1 (N9) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes Brands

United States of Columbia, from Flags of All Nations, Series 1 (N9) fo...

Trade cards from the set, "Flags of All Nations," Series 1 (N9), issued in 1887 in a series of 48 cards to promote Allen & Ginter Brand Cigarettes. The museum's collection contains the 48 cards from the Series ... more

Ecuador, from Flags of All Nations, Series 1 (N9) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes Brands

Ecuador, from Flags of All Nations, Series 1 (N9) for Allen & Ginter C...

Trade cards from the set, "Flags of All Nations," Series 1 (N9), issued in 1887 in a series of 48 cards to promote Allen & Ginter Brand Cigarettes. The museum's collection contains the 48 cards from the Series ... more

Abyssinian Spear, from the Arms of All Nations series (N3) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes Brands

Abyssinian Spear, from the Arms of All Nations series (N3) for Allen &...

Trade cards from the "Arms of All Nations" series (N3), issued in 1887 in a series of 50 cards to promote Allen & Ginter Brand Cigarettes. Issued by Allen & Ginter (American, Richmond, Virginia)

Denmark, from Flags of All Nations, Series 1 (N9) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes Brands

Denmark, from Flags of All Nations, Series 1 (N9) for Allen & Ginter C...

Trade cards from the set, "Flags of All Nations," Series 1 (N9), issued in 1887 in a series of 48 cards to promote Allen & Ginter Brand Cigarettes. The museum's collection contains the 48 cards from the Series ... more

Jem Smith, Pugilist, from World's Champions, Series 1 (N28) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes

Jem Smith, Pugilist, from World's Champions, Series 1 (N28) for Allen ...

Trade cards from "World's Champions," Series 1 (N28), issued in 1887 in a set of 50 cards to promote Allen & Ginter brand cigarettes. Allen & Ginter (American, Richmond, Virginia)

From the Girls and Children series (N58) promoting Our Little Beauties Cigarettes for Allen & Ginter brand tobacco products

From the Girls and Children series (N58) promoting Our Little Beauties...

Trade cards from the "Girls and Children" series (N58), issued in 1887 to promote Our Little Beauties Cigarettes distributed by Allen & Ginter. The series was printed with two types of backs, one bearing the ad... more

Jake Kilrain, Pugilist, from World's Champions, Series 1 (N28) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes

Jake Kilrain, Pugilist, from World's Champions, Series 1 (N28) for All...

Trade cards from "World's Champions," Series 1 (N28), issued in 1887 in a set of 50 cards to promote Allen & Ginter brand cigarettes. Allen & Ginter (American, Richmond, Virginia)

Royal Standard, Great Britain, from Flags of All Nations, Series 1 (N9) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes Brands

Royal Standard, Great Britain, from Flags of All Nations, Series 1 (N9...

Trade cards from the set, "Flags of All Nations," Series 1 (N9), issued in 1887 in a series of 48 cards to promote Allen & Ginter Brand Cigarettes. The museum's collection contains the 48 cards from the Series ... more

New York, from the City Flags series (N6) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes Brands

New York, from the City Flags series (N6) for Allen & Ginter Cigarette...

Trade cards from the "City Flags" series (N6), issued in 1887 in a series of 50 cards to promote Allen & Ginter Brand Cigarettes. Issued by Allen & Ginter (American, Richmond, Virginia)

M.H. de Young, San Francisco Chronicle, from the American Editors series (N35) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes

M.H. de Young, San Francisco Chronicle, from the American Editors seri...

Trade cards from the "American Editors" series (N35), issued in 1887 in a set of 50 cards to promote Allen & Ginter brand cigarettes. This series is a physically larger version of the "American Editors" set (N1... more

Switzerland, from Flags of All Nations, Series 1 (N9) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes Brands

Switzerland, from Flags of All Nations, Series 1 (N9) for Allen & Gint...

Trade cards from the set, "Flags of All Nations," Series 1 (N9), issued in 1887 in a series of 48 cards to promote Allen & Ginter Brand Cigarettes. The museum's collection contains the 48 cards from the Series ... more

Geneva, from the City Flags series (N6) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes Brands

Geneva, from the City Flags series (N6) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes ...

Trade cards from the "City Flags" series (N6), issued in 1887 in a series of 50 cards to promote Allen & Ginter Brand Cigarettes. Issued by Allen & Ginter (American, Richmond, Virginia)

Captain Jack Glasscock, Baseball Player, from World's Champions, Series 1 (N28) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes

Captain Jack Glasscock, Baseball Player, from World's Champions, Serie...

Trade cards from "World's Champions," Series 1 (N28), issued in 1887 in a set of 50 cards to promote Allen & Ginter brand cigarettes. Allen & Ginter (American, Richmond, Virginia)

Oswald Ottendorfer, New Yorker Staats-Zeitung, from the American Editors series (N1) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes Brands

Oswald Ottendorfer, New Yorker Staats-Zeitung, from the American Edito...

Trade cards from the "American Editors" series (N1), issued in 1887 in a series of 50 cards to promote Allen & Ginter Brand Cigarettes. Issued by Allen & Ginter (American, Richmond, Virginia)

Henry W. Grady, The Atlanta Constitution, from the American Editors series (N35) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes

Henry W. Grady, The Atlanta Constitution, from the American Editors se...

Trade cards from the "American Editors" series (N35), issued in 1887 in a set of 50 cards to promote Allen & Ginter brand cigarettes. This series is a physically larger version of the "American Editors" set (N1... more

From the Girls and Children series (N58) promoting Our Little Beauties Cigarettes for Allen & Ginter brand tobacco products

From the Girls and Children series (N58) promoting Our Little Beauties...

Trade cards from the "Girls and Children" series (N58), issued in 1887 to promote Our Little Beauties Cigarettes distributed by Allen & Ginter. The series was printed with two types of backs, one bearing the ad... more

William Penn Nixon, The Chicago Daily Inter-Ocean, from the American Editors series (N1) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes Brands

William Penn Nixon, The Chicago Daily Inter-Ocean, from the American E...

Trade cards from the "American Editors" series (N1), issued in 1887 in a series of 50 cards to promote Allen & Ginter Brand Cigarettes. Issued by Allen & Ginter (American, Richmond, Virginia)